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Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Accepting New Students?
No
DEI Statement
Science, like all human endeavors, can only benefit from a diverse range of perspectives and backgrounds. I support the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in scientific training and practice.
Trainings and Identities:
Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Bystander Training
Research Interests:

virus-cell interaction, positive-strand RNA viruses, flaviviruses, cell biology of RNA virus infeciton

Greg Tall
Pharmacology
Research Interests:

G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) activate heterotrimeric G proteins to control myriad signaling pathways and physiological processes. Our lab broadly studies these signaling circuits with current emphasis on delineating the function of adhesion GPCRs and Ric-8 proteins (folding chaperones for all G protein alpha subunits).  Adhesion GPCRs appear to couple extracellular shear force events to intracellular G protein signaling.  We use a wide range of approaches, including purified protein structure/function, cell culture models, GPCR drug screening, and transgenic animal models. 

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:

Retroviruses RNA HIV epigenetics

Professor of Neurology
Accepting new students?
Yes
DEI Statement:
The Todd lab actively supports DEI efforts both within the lab itself and in conjunction with on-campus and in-community outreach events. As lab PI, I am firmly committed to building and supporting an inclusive environment that encourages participation in science by people of diverse backgrounds. Our lab has actively participated in many programs aimed at providing opportunities for junior scientists, including the UM- PREP program, UM-SMART program, UROP/SROP, and most recently by creating a direct support line from our lab discretionary funds to foster participation in the lab by summer students from HBCUs.
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training, member, DEI recruitment and retention committee, Neurology
Research Interests:

Nucleotide Repeat expansions; protein translation; neurodegeneration; RNA biology; ALS/FTD; Ataxia.

Biological Chemistry
Research Interests:

Our laboratory is interested in elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying chromatin modifications that regulate gene expression and other chromatin-associated functions. Our studies are primarily focused on the enzymes that dynamically control the methylation status of lysines in histones and non-histone proteins using structural and biochemical approaches.

CMB Mentor:
Jillian Pearring
Joined CMB:
2017
Honors:
Rackham Merit Fellowship
Research Interests:

Studying the photoreceptor specific role of the transition zone in ciliogenesis and outer segment formation.

Assistant Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
Implicit Bias Training, Intercultural Training
Research Interests:

The Truttmann laboratory studies molecular chaperone functions in the context of proteostasis, aging and aging-associated diseases (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Ataxias, etc.). We are particularly interested in the regulation and functions of heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) family proteins (e.g. HSC70, Grp78/BiP, etc.). We employ numerous genetic, biochemical as well as behavioral approaches in conjunction with several model systems (tissue culture, Caenorhabditis elegans, mice, primary human tissue) to address our research questions in a holistic fashion.

Corydon Ford Collegiate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Accepting new students?
Yes
DEI Statement:
Anyone interested in our research are welcome!
Research Interests:

virus-host interactions, protein quality control, endoplasmic reticulum,

Mentor:
Peter Todd, M.D., Ph.D.
Joined CMB:
2019
Undergraduate Institution:
Tunghai University, Taiwan
Mentor:
Dr. Scott Leiser
Joined CMB:
2020
Undergraduate Institution:
Drexel University
Honors:
Senior Second Honors Award (Drexel University)
Service:
Representative of Rackham Student Government, Representative of Ann Arbor Student Advisory Committee
Research Interests:

Aging and stress response pathways